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National Geographic Channel and Canon announce winners of Explore To Inspire Photo Contest

A few months ago, National Geographic Channel and Canon launched an Asia wide Explore To Inspire Photo Contest and after more than 16,200 entries received for the Explore To Inspire Photo Contest, Kazi Riasat Alve (from Bangladesh) has been announced as the winner.

1st Prize

First prize – “Playing in the muddy field” by Kazi Riasat Alve (Bangladesh)

Held in celebration of National Geographic’s 125th anniversary, the two-month-long contest in late 2013 was open to all aspiring young photographers, aged 18 and above, residing in 13 countries – Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Vietnam.

First prizewinner, Kazi Riasat Alve (Bangladesh) won judges over with an inspiring perspective of a young boy lying on his back in a muddy field, lifting one’s spirit with the quiet calm confidence of a smile, against all odds. Taken with a Canon EOS Kiss X3 and Canon 18-55mm, f/3.5-5.6 lens, Kazi captured the winning shot at Dhaka, in a school field where underprivileged children plays after school.


From left: First runner-up “Going home” by Asep Teguh Kantyana (Indonesia) and second runner-up “Journey to the past” by Marco Tjokrosantoso (Indonesia)

Asep Teguh Kantyana and Marco Tjokrosantoso, both from Indonesia, were awarded first and second runners-up respectively. They will receive a Canon EOS 6D (body) and a Canon EOS 70D (body). The top three photographs from the contest will also be featured in the March 2014 copy of National Geographic’s Asia Edition.

A summary of the winners and prizes as follows:

1st Place

Kazi Riasat Alve (Bangladesh)

– Canon EOS 5D Mark III (Body)

– Trip to National Geographic Weekend Photography Workshop in San Francisco

– Winning photo published in National Geographic magazine

1st Runner-up

Asep Teguh Kantyana (Indonesia)

– Canon EOS 6D (Body)

– Winning photo published in National Geographic magazine

2nd Runner-up 

Marco Tjokrosantoso (Indonesia)

– Canon EOS 70D (Body)

– Winning photo published in National Geographic

* Information and details Courtesy of National Geographic Channel, Canon Singapore and Full Circle PR * 

National Geographic Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Canon

National Geographic is celebrating their 125th Anniversary. In celebration of their 125th Anniversary, National Geographic Channel and Canon are working closely together on initiatives in the month of November to bring to life some of National Geographic Channel most exceptional content collected over the years. I went down to Vivo City on the 1st November 2013 and visited National Geographic 125th Anniversary Photo Exhibition in the evening and I had a fun time admiring the great works and collection of National Geographic over the years.


Award winning photographer, Cory Richards, was in Singapore to open the exhibition, said, “Photographing for National Geographic is truly a phenomenal experience. It is a challenge every day, but a challenge I embrace wholeheartedly. It’s an honour to be featured in this exhibition and I am grateful for the support from both National Geographic and Canon in my explorations.”


Here’s a quick snapshot of National Geographic 125th Anniversary Photo Exhibition details

1-3 November 2013
A Photo exhibition will be held in conjunction with Canon at VivoCity.
  • Photos from National Geographic’s rich archive, consisting of pictures taken by renowned photographers such as Thomas Abercrombie, Michael Nichols, Steve Winter, Tim Laman, Cory Richards
  • Best shots from the EOS Young Photographer Awards held earlier this year
3 & 10 November 2013
National Geographic Channel will be airing two one-hour specials commissioned by Canon during the EOS Amazing Photo Hour.
  • 125th Photos that Amaze Us – follows some of the most brilliant photojournalists who risk almost everything to discover the world for us
  • The Killer Shot: Lost Eden with Tim Laman – National Geographic’s most famous photographer, embark on a journey to the frontier of the Pacific – Australia’s Cape York Peninsula and the adjacent areas of Southern New Guinea across the Torres Strait.


The photo exhibition is definitely worth visiting, especially if you are National Geographic fan and an enthusiast photographer. The photos and stories by National Geographic over her history of 125 years definitely impacted millions of people around the world and still continuing today. My photography style is largely influenced by National Geographic when I first started learning about photography and reading the great works by the National Geographic photojournalists.

It’s the weekend and do make a trip down to Vivo City and visit National Geographic 125th Anniversary Photo Exhibition!

* Information Courtesy of National Geographic Channel, Canon Singapore, Ogilvy Public Relations and Full Circle PR *